Blues music in Australia just seems to get stronger each year with the number of festivals increasing and the quality of music getting hotter and hotter. This is great news for Blues lovers and, of course, Thredbo being one of the longest running Blues festivals in the country, has a high reputation to maintain.
The good news is, we believe we have topped ourselves again for 2018.
US Artists – Jason Ricci with the James Southwell Band, Doug Henthorn & The Rick Melick Band, and Tony Sarno & the Darren Jack Band.
Plus we have a superb list of Aussi artists – Blues Arcadia, Vdelli, 19 Twenty, Lachy Doley Group, Jim Finn, to name a few.
It might sound like an all-male review so far, but flying high for the women are the Women of Blues and Soul Showcase, Mary Jane Guiney Band, Marji Curren Band, Miss Whiskey, Hussey Hicks and Roshani.
Other standouts are the Soul Roots Revival Band, Mike Elrington, Rory Ellis, Blues Preachers plus more.
In 2018 we will also be running singing and drumming workshops, so bring your sticks and get the vocal chords in shape.
We look forward to seeing all the festival’s familiar faces plus a whole bunch of fresh new faces – there’s heaps of great music for the old and bold as well as the young and young at heart.